November Newsletter

Reactions to Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Proposal 
The October 27th public hearing of the proposal to add a 4-year-old kindergarten program starting next school year brought many comments from the public.  Current pre-school operators voiced opposition while several mothers supported the proposal.  Click here for more information.
It is expected to be formally voted on at the November 17th meeting. The Board will vote at its November meeting but will not entertain public comments at that time.


MTSD Board Supports Sale of Land

The Mequon-Thiensville School Board of Directors unanimously approved the authorization to negotiate the sale of 112 acres of land.  The negotiations will be lead by Superintendent Desmond Means and Michael Ostermeyer, attorney to serve as counsel for the transaction.  The board instructed that the sale price exceed $1.99 million which is the projected fair market value.

School portion of property taxes reduced
Even though the school district is levying the maximum allowed, the tax bill for homeowners will decrease.  The decline in student enrollment was just 17 students compared to the projected amount of 48 students.  Official enrollment for 2014-2015 is 3,488 students.
A home valued at $350,000 will have taxes of $2,989.  That is $150.50 less than the assessment from the prior year of $3,139.50.  In addition, the state is receiving $2.3 million in state aid which is $31,056 more than projected.

 

Proposed Facilities Referendum Survey
Residents in the Mequon-Thiensville School District recently received a mailing around the Proposed Facilities Referendum.  In addition to participation in the online survey, click here, there will be open house forums from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM on the following dates at the respective locations.
Monday, November 10 — Wilson Elementary School
Tuesday, November 11 — Steffen Middle School
Thursday, November 13 — Oriole Lane Elementary School
Tuesday, November 18 — Lake Shore Middle School
Wednesday, November 19 — Donges Bay Elementary School
Thursday, November 20 — Homestead High School
Monday, November 24 — Range Line School
Click here for additional information.